Virtual gig guide: Your guide to the best live streaming music for the week ahead
:: David Gedge (The Wedding Present / Cinerama)
WEDDING Present leader David Gedge has written a plethora of sublime indie pop tunes in his 60 years of existence. Indeed, to mark his 60th birthday yesterday, last night Mr Gedge treated fans to another live streamed virtual 'jukebox' style live performance consisting of fan requests played acoustically. If you missed it, happily you can now – barring technical glitches and acts of Zod – watch the whole thing at the Wedding Present's Facebook page at FB.com/theweddingpresentofficial.
:: Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol / Shrug)
SNOW Patrol man Gary Lightbody can't quite match the boy Gedge in terms of quality output – he'll just have to console himself with those huge live crowds and beefy bank balance – but the Bangor muso has also been killing the boredom of lockdown with live streamed performances from home, including last night's set of fan requests. Watch it now on Instagram @snowpatrol or via FB.com/pg/snowpatrol.
:: Duncairn Virtual Cabaret
BELFAST music hub The Duncairn’s new virtual innovation is a weekly live streamed series of performances from musicians, poets and artists performing on Facebook and YouTube. Donations are encouraged with all funds going directly to the performers. Full details and info on how to watch at FB.com/theduncairn and Theduncairn.com
:: Cocoons with Matt McGinn and Cormac Neeson
LOCAL musicians Matt McGinn and Cormac ‘The Answer’ Neeson continue to hosting their series of virtual gigs on Saturday nights using Facebook Live, featuring special guests from around the world alongside their own performances. Tomorrow's line-up includes tunes from ex-Turn man Ollie Cole, Leah Harris and Ciara O'Neill. Watch from 7pm via FB.com/groups/cocoons
:: Amanda St John
JOIN local singer/songwriter Amanda St John live from her home via Facebook Live every Sunday evening for an hour of music between 8pm and 9pm. Tune in via FB.com/amanda.stjohn.79
CLASSICAL fans take note – The Ulster Orchestra's digital platform #UOletsplayathome features a performance to enjoy every day at 3pm on the Orchestra’s Facebook page at FB.com/ulsterorchestra
:: NI Opera Opera Club